25 cars started the race. Only 10 crossed the finish line. The flames were high and the crashes frequent as pack racing made a comeback on the restrictor-plates at Daytona. In fact, only three drivers escaped the wreckage of the Bud Shootout untouched. But it was not the ones who survived the carnage unscathed that were the standouts in NASCAR’s all-star race. It was the one whose two wreck recoveries kept him in the race –
A recently announced alliance between Tommy Baldwin Racing & Stewart-Haas Racing has secured a 26-race ride for Reutimann – one which he’ll be sharing with Sprint Cup rookie Danica Patrick. The goal of the deal was to lock Patrick into a qualifying position for the first 5 races of 2012.
Tommy Baldwin Racing’s David Blaney had accumulated the owner’s points Stewart-Haas was searching for in order to put them in the top 35 (33rd) where those 5 starts are secured.
Leading up to the day-long race at Daytona International Speedway, the new Corvette Daytona Prototype was all the buzz. The model, unveiled in November, put Chevy back in the Rolex for the first time in 11 years. It was praised for its good looks, but in the two-times-around-the-clock at Florida, beauty fell short.
In the end, it was the beast that was Ford who took home the Rolex watch on Sunday – as well as the 2nd and 3rd place finishes.
For years, the differences between Tony Stewart’s Chevy Impala, Denny Hamlin’s Toyota Camry, and Carl Edward’s Ford Fusion have been undistinguishable to the untrained eye.
But on Tuesday, all of that changed. Ford Racing unveiled the new 2013 Ford Fusion racecar. Roush Fenway’s Greg Biffle had the job of driving the model out for display at a special press conference and after, demonstrating on the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It seems now,
Schedule conflicts. That tragic moment when you look at your calendar and realize two very enticing events land on the same day. NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Danica Patrick had a moment like this when she flipped her calendar to May 27, 2012: Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Indy 500 versus Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coke 600.
Today, Patrick announced she chose NASCAR.
“After a lot of conversations, it’s just going to be the Coke 600.